Legendary Leonard of Mayfair passes away

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-09-26-47-copyThe iconic ‘60s hairdresser, Leonard Lewis, has died at the age of 78.

Legendary as Leonard of Mayfair, he was the stylist to give Twiggy her era-defining crop, and went on to style the rich and famous, including Liza Minnelli and Faye Dunaway. His five-storey Mayfair salon was synonymous with the Swinging ‘60s and was an incredible talent factory, with his protégés including John Frieda, Nicky Clarke, Daniel Galvin and Michael Van Clarke.

Leonard had started hairdressing working at Vidal Sassoon, before he set up his own eponymous Mayfair salon. He also enjoyed a successful career working on the films of director Stanley Kubrick, including A Clockwork Orange, with Leonard cutting in the now-famous pre-punk looks rather than styling wigs for the actors.